Sep 27, 2012 12:44 PM EDT | By Juan G. Rodriguez
Ray Rice ran for 137 yards on 29 rushing attempts and scored two touchdowns, as the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Cleveland Browns 24-10 on Thursday Night Football.
The Ravens' second all-time rusher in yards, scored his second touchdown on a 33-yard rush after breaking through the initial contact at the five minute mark of the fourth quarter. The touchdown was the 29th of his career and he has rushed for 405-yards so far this season.
Rice also caught three passes for 39 yards from quarterback Joe Flacco, who finished the game 22-for-27 for 242 yards and a touchdown.
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With the Ravens leading 14-3 in the opening minutes of the third quarter, the Browns (0-3) crossed into Baltimore territory on two straight big rushes by rookie running back Trent Richardson.
The rookie took the first carry for 18-yards right up the middle of the Ravens' defense before safety Ed Reed made a beautiful open-field tackle. The very next play Richardson took the handoff and speed past Haloti Ngata, cut to the left and carried the ball for a 14-yard gain, bringing the ball to Balitmore's 48-yardline.
Rookie Brown's quarterback Brandon Weeden took over the drive, completing passes of 17, 15 and 10 yards, before Richardson rushed for the touchdown from the 1-yardline. The score put the browns within a touchdown from evening the score.
Weeden completed 21 of 38 for 172 yards with two interceptions and no touchdowns in the fourth start of his career.
Richardson rushed for 118 yards on 30 carries with one second-half touchdown for Cleveland, but the Browns did not score another point for the remainder of the game.
Weeden was intercepted two times in the fourth quarter and the Ravens were able to take advantage of the second interception to give them a 14-point lead and effectively put the game away.
After the Ed Reed interception, Joe Flacco led the Ravens down the field to the Browns 33-yardline before Rice broke a big run for his second touchdown of the game. Do you think Madden NFL '13 got tonight's game right? So far the record of the simulations is 3-3. Read about real referees in Madden NFL '14 here. Comment below.
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